May 21, 2014 Subject:
as good as anything...
stumbled upon this show and wow stealing my face, i mean from althea 1st set to he's gone 2nd set is just as great as any era's show. The crowd noise makes it for me too! In context i was graduating high school (d.m. ia) within a week or two of this show and just next year i'd be introduced to the dead freshman year at college in new orleans (thanx jack!). Now im going to see dear old bobby in a couple weeks here in msn wi and am so looking forward to paying and repaying a tribute to that youthful, ebullient kid. this show just takes me back 30 years and im grateful for that tonite. peace. gm
November 4, 2009 Subject:
What a smoker!
This spring tour was full of them and this night was no different. You lose two Bobs in one week, Sands and Marley. The band response with passionate inspired playing. This night offers that continued high calibur playing and energy. Jerry style of playing is regaurded with great admiration during this period, and rightly so, he really nails his licks! Brent also isreally in sync with the rest of the band too.
His playing is feverish with him clearly helping to drive jams along.
The first set start off extremely well and there are plenty of nuggets to mine. I find the Roses and Althea to be exceptional, Cassidy is also extremely good with just a slight mistep at the end.Even Rooster is played with an elevated class. The China Cat is a power house, the sequence in IKYR is reeling, especially the final solo in, it is ragin'!
Set two starts off with another KILLER Shakedown> into a emotional LL Rain followed by a sturdy Ships of Fools. The Estimated is capitivating and reaches a searing peek before arriving at He's Gone, which Bob dedicated to Bob Marley.It is a poetic version and has a slight jam afterwards that almost made it into another tune.
The post space, although typical on paper, is full speed ahead and the Other one is fully involved and pulsates wildly and Wharf Rat continues in the respectful hommage to Marley. Sugar Magnolia is glorious, with Jerry even using the wah wah on it, which is very cool.
Bob says some more kind words for Bob Marley and then they play a robust and ollickin' DEMI. Granted it may have not been the most serious choice but they play it out well and maybe they were just saluting the fun loving nature of BM music.
July 22, 2009 Subject:
Very fun and entertaining
Great first and second set. The matrix again rules all. Interesting set lists and a very emotional he's gone. Bob's vocals are well done and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. Great job matrix mixers you're sacrafice leads to my great enjoyment. god bless and peace